I have explored countless rolls and loved almost every variation. But this unique achaari aloo roll took my taste buds by surprise. A roll stuffed with achaar-flavoured potatoes is something unheard of, yet it brings you the comfort of familiar, tantalizing flavours. Rolls are a much-loved street food in India, and the achaari aloo roll is a true gem, combining the tanginess of pickles and the spiciness of potatoes, all enveloped in a soft and fluffy roll. If you are lucky, you might find it in your local street shops or roll joints, but you can always make it easily at home.
The Achaari Aloo Roll - A Fusion of Flavors:
The foundation of the achaari aloo roll lies in its two core components - the achaari aloo and the soft, pillowy roll. The star of the show is obviously the achaari aloo. "Achaar" refers to the traditional Indian pickle, made with a blend of aromatic spices and tangy ingredients. In this recipe, the humble potato is infused with a mix of pickling spices like mustard seeds, cumin, garam masala, and a hint of spice from green chillies. The addition of pickles makes the achaari flavours more pronounced.
Let's Talk About the Roll:
Now, let's turn our attention to the roll. The bread is just as crucial as the filling in the achaari aloo roll. In street shops, rolls are often made with maida wraps. However, we have the option to make it healthier at home by using whole wheat roti or paratha. Is your mouth watering already? Let's get started with the recipe right away.
The Recipe for Achaari Aloo Roll:
Begin by heating oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start spluttering, saute onions, green chillies, and ginger-garlic paste until the raw aroma dissipates. Then add spices like turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and garam masala, and mix in the mashed potatoes with a pickle of your choice. It could be mango, mixed, garlic, or any other pickle. Cook the potatoes well, season with salt, and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. The potato filling is now ready. Make roti for the roll with the dough of whole wheat flour, salt, and water. Cook the rotis and fill them with the aloo stuffing before rolling them.
Serve and Enjoy:
You can serve the rolls as they are or grill them on a pan or a griddle for a crispy texture. Cut the rolls into smaller pieces and serve them hot with mint chutney, tangy tamarind chutney, or tomato ketchup.
The achaari aloo roll offers a delightful fusion of flavours, bringing together the zing of Indian pickles and the heartiness of spiced potatoes, all wrapped in a wholesome whole wheat roll. Whether you try it at your favourite street vendor or make it at home, this roll is sure to become a beloved addition to your culinary repertoire. So, grab the ingredients and get rolling to savour this lip-smacking treat!
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